Calendar GSoC idea

Bruno Schmidt bw509 at
Sun Mar 7 01:34:43 CET 2021

Greetings to y'all!

After some extensive testing, and quite a bit of googling of reviews and 
user experiences, I can assure you your deprecated "Orage" app (some 15+ 
years ago called "Xfcalendar") provides you with all the functionality 
you're looking for, and then some.

Alas and as you well know, it is still written to the GTK2 standard. But 
it has good bones, its code is quite clean (though lacks a lot of the 
comments a maintainer would need) and doesn't use a database, like ie 
SqlLite. Instead, it relies on the flat-file "Ical" file spec for its 
master file * calendaring and calendar import/export funtions - not 
exactly reliable from an update and/or recovery point of view, but a 
good starting point for overhauling the code.

Its dynamic notification icon in the status tray has everything you're 
looking for, and could be revised with some modest work (imho) to 
function as a regular panel plugin replacing the existing clock plugin 
(if that's what you're after). But you do recognize that you can't just 
have events and alerts without the underlying data management, which 
would mean that the calendaring would have to run as a child process of 
the panel. Is that a good idea?

Just some constructive thoughts.

Cheers, Bruno


On 3/4/21 11:05 AM, Yousuf Philips wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I've added a GSoC idea of improving the clock to have calendar 
> capabilities, so please add to the description text if you have any 
> input on it.
> <>
> Regards,
> Yousuf
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